As one of global toxicology’s leading figures, NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., presented a keynote lecture July 2 and chaired sessions at the meeting.
Three Institutional Review Board protocols have been transferred from the National Institute on Aging to NIEHS oversight and three more are in progress.
NIEHS lead researcher Edward Mitchell (Mitch) Eddy, Ph.D., received the Society for the Study of Reproduction award July 23 at the group’s annual meeting in Montreal.
Superfund Research Program grantee Dietmar Kültz, Ph.D., is the first author of a new concept paper that calls for a renewed emphasis on organismal, or integrated biology.
Household air pollution from smoky inefficient cookstoves affects nearly 3 billion people, almost half the world’s population.
Experts gathered at a workshop July 10-11 in Washington, D.C., to discuss issues associated with contaminants of emerging concern in drinking water.
Vishal Vaidya, Ph.D., is one of six North American scientists selected to receive 2013 Burroughs Wellcome Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards.
The Society of Toxicology Board of Publications announced July 23 the selection of NIEHS grantee Gary Miller, Ph.D., as editor in chief of Toxicological Sciences.
Former NIEHS associate director Bill Martin, M.D., leaves a post at NIH in August to lead the College of Public Health at Ohio State University.
The University of Arizona Superfund piloted the latest promotora training module this summer on everyday health risks from environmental exposures.
Researchers led by Sara Quandt, Ph.D., of Wake Forest School of Medicine, report new findings with implications for worker safety and health.
Environmental justice, exposure to toxic chemicals, and sustainability were the topics of a workshop hosted by the NIEHS-funded Duke University Superfund Program.
Former NIEHS Laboratory of Molecular Genetics postdoc Shay Covo, Ph.D., began a new career in June as an assistant professor at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
NIEHS summer intern Michael Falk is forging his own research path by working out a bioinformatics strategy as part of the Mouse Methylome Project.
Following three months of seminars, workshops, career panels, and research training, the 2013 NIH Summer Internship Program at NIEHS drew to a close July 25.
Inside the Institute
The Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority attracted more than 40 students to its 8th annual summer science day camp June 22.
NIEHS welcomes visitors all year, but when June arrives the number of guests increases dramatically as summer program students participate in tours of the Institute.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Aug 05, Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Molecular Genetics Fellows Invited Speaker Series presentation on “DNA glycosylases search for and destroy oxidized DNA bases,” by Susan Wallace, Ph.D.
Aug 06, Executive Conference Room 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group with Heather Patisaul, Ph.D., discussing “Endocrine Disruption of Neuroendocrine Pathways”
Aug 08, Rodbell A 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Seminar Series presentation on "Towards the Establishment of Rapid In Vitro Assay Systems for Chemical Toxicity Using Mouse Artificial Chromosomes," by Mitsuo Oshimura, Ph.D.
Aug 09 (Offsite event), RTI International Dreyfus Auditorium in Research Triangle Park, N.C. 8:15 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — NIH Eastern Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core Symposium,
Aug 09, webinar 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. — Partnerships for Environmental Public Health “Reaching Our STEM Potential — How Can We Improve Our Performance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math?” register at http://bit.ly/PEPH_STEM (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/182580258)
Aug 12, Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Molecular Genetics Fellows Invited Speaker Series presentation by Yves Pommier, M.D., Ph.D., topic TBA
Aug 14, webinar 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. — EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers 2013 Webinar Series, featuring Issac Pessah, Ph.D., and Rebecca Schmidt, Ph.D., http://www.epa.gov/ncer/childrenscenters/webinar/2013/overview.html (http://www.epa.gov/ncer/childrenscenters/webinar/2013/overview.html)
Aug 19, Keystone 2164 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — NTP Toxicology Branch Seminar on "Zebrafish as a tool for Screening and Prioritization of Chemicals for Toxicity Testing," by Arantza Muriana, Ph.D.
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The difficulty of developing a consistent nomenclature for searches of multiple databases was the focus of a workshop sponsored by NIEHS and EPA June 25.
More than 30 scientists from around the world involved with toxicogenomics databases attended an international meeting at NIEHS June 26-27 on how to coordinate resources.
The Keystone Science Lecture Seminar Series continued June 27 with a lecture by Cynthia McMurray, Ph.D., on new findings about about neurodegenerative disease.
A predictive toxicology toolkit seeks to revolutionize the field, opening up avenues for biomarker identification, identification of nonhazardous chemicals, and green design.
A June 21 seminar at NIEHS focused on two interesting consequences of unremoved ribonucleotides misincorporated into DNA — genomic instability and growth arrest.
NIEHS continued its tradition of research excellence as 19 of its fellows received the 2014 Fellows Award for Research Excellence this summer.
NTP postdocs won two of the three Young Investigator Awards presented at this year’s Society of Toxicologic Pathology annual meeting June 16-20 in Portland.
NIEHS and NTP scientists gave a number of cutting-edge talks at the society’s 53rd annual meeting June 22-26 in Tucson, Ariz.
Qamar Rahman, Ph.D., dean of Research Science and Technology at Amity University in India, visited NIEHS July 19 to deliver an eye-opening talk on nanotoxicology.
A set of proteins involved in the body’s natural defenses produces a large number of mutations in human DNA, according to a new study led by researchers at NIEHS.
A new X-ray crystallography technique confirmed features of the computational results an NIEHS-led team generated earlier, but revealed important surprises.
In a study published online July 14 in Nature Neuroscience, NIEHS neurobiologists revealed, for the first time, a roadmap of norepinephrine neurons in the rodent brain.
Five exceptional Superfund trainees received the 2013 K.C. Donnelly Externship Award Supplement to enrich their research in environmental health science.
PEPH hosted a webinar July 10 highlighting some of the cutting-edge marine research underway at two of the NIEHS/NSF Centers for Oceans and Human Health.
This month, Environmental Health Perspectives highlights efforts to reduce pollution caused by artisanal brick kilns and implications of a Supreme Court ruling for genetic research.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/8/dert/index.htm
- Mouse study points to possible gene-environment interaction for schizophrenia
- Improving health for low-income workers
- Metabolomics reveals early changes in metabolic pathways for Alzheimer’s disease
- Brd4 insulates chromatin from DNA damage signaling
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/8/dir/index.htm
- Ultraviolet radiation exposure associated with autoimmune diseases in juveniles
- Acrolein-induced adducts may cause mutations in mitochondria
- Interaction of Prox1 with RORs modulates circadian clock and metabolic regulatory networks in liver
- Mutations cause antagonist reversal activity of estrogen receptor alpha